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Improving the Quality of Life. About JEBA Discover one of the hottest and coolest emerging districts in the City of Detroit! Jefferson East is situated.

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1 Improving the Quality of Life

2 About JEBA Discover one of the hottest and coolest emerging districts in the City of Detroit! Jefferson East is situated just off the Detroit River five miles from the central Business District and bordering Grosse Pointe. With over 25,000 cars passing daily, $170 million in disposable income in a one-mile radius, $1.5 million in private investment over 2 years, and over 500 housing units built since the mid-1990's. Jefferson East is one of the largest redevelopment areas in the nation. Come and see what the buzz is about.

3 What we do Inform community of potential commercial and industrial developments Work cohesively with governmental agencies Provide assistance to aspiring and current business owners Promote economic improvement within the community Offer access to technical and professional services through our on-site Business Development Center

4 SERVICES Planning and Development Facade Predevelopment Streetscape Planning and Development CLEAN AND SAFE Beautification Code Enforcement Community Policing CLEAN AND SAFE Business Development Recruitment Retention Advocacy Business Development Promotions and Events June on Jefferson Seasonal Events Promotions and Events

5 Who we are Josh Elling Executive Director Jefferson East Business Association Robin Duncan Coordinator District Business Development Americorps Member Sheila Jackson Program Director Clean & Safe Membership Acquanetta Sproule Administrative Assistant Charlie Grose Consultant Fund Development Latifa Bradwell Business Consultant MI-SBTDC

6 Board of Directors Board President Cevan Castle Neighborhood Resident 599 Marlborough Detroit, MI phone (313) Board Secretary Donald E. Fitzsimmons Royal Transportation 401 St. Jean Detroit, MI phone (313) fax (313) cell (313) Board Treasurer Thomas E. Hardiman Lakeshore Engineering 7310 Woodward, 5th Floor Detroit, MI phone (313) fax (313) cell (313) Board SecretaryPaulette A. Foster Court Reporting Services 202 Riverside Drive Detroit, MI phone (313) fax (313) cell (313) Tosha M. Brown LaSalle CDC 500 Griswold Detroit, MI phone (313) fax (313) Mike Curis Curis Enterprises Mack Detroit, MI phone (313) fax (313) J. Kevin Butcher Hope Community Church E. Jefferson, Detroit MI phone (313)

7 BOD continued Cheryl Coleman Northeast Guidance Center E. Warren Detroit, MI phone (313) cell (313) Daphne V. Harris Mngr Civic & Comm Relations Extrnl Affairs & Public Policy 1000 Chrysler Dr CIMS Auburn Hills, MI Chrysler LLC (248) (248) fax James L. Jackson Jack Rabbit & Co. 785 Chalmers Detroit, MI phone (313) fax (313) cell (313) Robert P. Jones SBC/AT&T 444 Michigan Ave. Detroit, MI phone (313) fax (313) cell (313) Khadidja Ngom Branch Manager Montieth Library Kercheval Detroit, MI phone (313) fax (313) Verlinda Rue McDonald’s ECS Partnership Mound Rd. Warren, MI phone (586) fax (586) Belinda Turner-DuBois Senior Mortgage Officer Detroit Commerce Bank Penobscot Building 645 Griswold, Suite 70 Detroit, MI phone (313) fax (313)

8 Become a Volunteer Have fun and meet new people Receive a JEBA t-shirt Attend networking events Test out a career in community development Volunteering provides physical and mental rewards Understanding community needs help foster empathy and self-efficiency Volunteering provides valuable community service so more money can be spent on local improvements Receive a letter of recommendation or reference (case by case basis) The benefits of volunteering are endless! To become part of our winning team, contact Sheila Jackson at

9 COMUNITY PARTNERSHIP Jefferson / Chalmers Citizen District Council (JCCDC) JCCDC meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30 pm at JEBA’s Office (14628 E. Jefferson). For more information, call JCCDC at Southeast Waterfront Coalition (SEWC) SEWC is a coalition of Block clubs and homeowner associations in the Jefferson/Chalmers area. SEWC formed to share information, concerns and events. To address them together, SEWC meets every third Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m.at JEBA’s Office (14628 E. Jefferson). For more information, contact Mario Hardy at Fox Creek Citizen Radio Patrol (FCCRP) The residents in the Jefferson/Chalmers area in conjunction with JEBA, Detroit City Clerk’s Office and Detroit Police Department have partnered up to establish a Citizen’s Radio Patrol. The patrol will focus on both the residential neighborhood and business district within JEBA’s boundaries. To participate, or for more information, contact Sheila Jackson at Creekside Community Development Corporation (CCDC) Creekside CDC is a non-profit organization located at 1021 Manistique (along East Jefferson). Their annual Dinner will take place Monday November 12th at 6 pm. Beginning July 28th, and continuing on every 4th Saturday of the month, recyclables will be accepted at the Municipal lot at the corner of East Jefferson and Chalmers. Drop off will be open from 10am – 2 pm. For more information on the program or to volunteer, contact Kris Hammerberg at or

10 BUSINESS TRAINING In partnership with East Warren Business United, Jefferson East Business Association and Mack Avenue Business Association, the series will address topics that are vital to small business success including: Tax Accounting/Tax Law for Small Business Business Banking Basics How to Prepare to Borrow Money Micro Loans Importance of Customer Service Real estate Finance / Façade Improvement Grants / Leasing Strategies Protecting Your Business Security Marketing Toward Success Lines of Credit/Advanced Business Banking For additional information on the Comerica Bank East Side Business Development Series, please contact Rachel Edwards White at Comerica Bank (313) , Robin Duncan of Jefferson East Business Association (313) , Bill Swanson of East Warren Business United (313) or Scott Benson of Mack Avenue Business Association (313)

11 CONTACT Jefferson East Business Association E. Jefferson Phone: Fax:


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